By Tim Saunders on
Famed illusionists Siegfried & Roy made their return to the stage in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 28.
The duo performed a 15 minute show at the Keep Memory Alive Foundation’s “Power of Love” gala to benefit the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute (LRBI) in Las Vegas.
“This is the goodbye we never were able to say,” Roy Horn told the Las Vegas Sun. “This is the farewell we wanted to make. Our duty now is to give back to the community that gave us so many gifts and so much love over the years. We are very much committed to the amazing work being done and the successes that will be achieved [at the Institute].”
The show was the first time the pair has appeared on stage since Horn was mauled by a tiger during a show in 2003. The tiger, Montecore, also appeared with the magicians during their show on Saturday.
As Look To The Stars reported last year, the Lou Ruvo Brain Institute has been under construction since 2007. It will aim to provide the most current research and scientific information for the prevention, early detection, treatment, education, and support of memory disorders and neurodegenerative dementia diseases. LRBI plans to “house the world’s most powerful brain doctors”, and predicts that the cure for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease will be discovered there.
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